Top HR's know that employee engagement is a must to improve employee productivity and collaboration as it plays a crucial role in setting up a good work culture.
A well-engaged team of employees can increase productivity and make a company profitable. But employee engagement seems like a big challenge these days, as the workplace situations and scenarios have changed suddenly since the pandemic.
And we all have landed in the crisis almost overnight.
Now the story of most remote employees looks like this,
As an HR manager or C-suite executive, How do you bridge the gap and fix this disengagement in remote employees?
The only solution is to build an employee engagement framework that can help employees to work better.
1. Setup the platform for seamless communication
communication is crucial for employee engagement during lockdown to tighten the bonds as employees stay disconnected from each other. Hard times often reveal what lack of communication does to your company. Remote employees are already dealing with the side effects of working from home, and not setting up proper communication between them will only make it worse.
2. Appreciate and Empathize
Genuine appreciation always motivates employees to work better by setting up new benchmarks. Let employees know about their impact on the organization's profitability and reward their achievements.
3. Find motivation drivers for your employees
Motivation is what drives us to bring out our best. But it might not always be a one fit for all your employees.
Let us show you an example,
Dan and Jack are two employees driven by different motivations.
Dan is highly ambitious and accountable: He seeks pleasure by being accountable every time, helping the organization to get a step closer to their goals and targets. Whenever presented with a challenge, Dan immediately gets excited and finds ways to overcome it. Challenges always motivate Dan to perform better.
Jack fears trying new things: So the above communication mode doesn't necessarily work with Jack. Being a manager, you might feel that he doesn't have a purpose or lacks motivation. To motivate Jack, you need to make him understand about the losses the company can incur if failed to deal with the challenge, and showcase how he can play a significant role in helping the organization overcome it.
4. Create a safe place for open discussions
Create an environment where employees feel safe and do not hesitate to share their opinions. As a leader or manager, accept that whenever you are wrong as this sets up an example where employees will follow the same. Creating a safe place with open discussions makes employees feel happier and cared for.
5. Invest in their long term benefits
Organizations should invest in equipment, technology, and operations for their clients and also their employees. Pandemic has created a panic situation in employees due to layoffs and uncertainty of the future. Invest and help employees upgrade their skills as it can act as a variable to the organization's profitability, if not immediately but certainly in the future.
We hope the detailed guide helped you to resolve the employee engagement challenges in your organization. Now it's time for you to put them in practice, and You will be amazed to see the results.
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